Author Archive: Jennifer Eisenbart

Middle school referendum question hinges on replace or repair debate

Middle school referendum question hinges on replace or repair debate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Since the Burlington Area School District began its review of its facilities, the single largest question mark has always been Karcher Middle School. At the heart of the building is the original 1924 construction – what was originally Burlington High School. Over the years, four different […]


Rochester might sell unused liquor license to Burlington

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT The City of Burlington continues to reach out to neighboring municipalities, in pursuit of additional alcoholic beverage licenses it can distribute to interested bars and restaurants. Mayor Jeannie Hefty on Monday paid the Rochester Village Board a visit to discuss Burlington’s current situation. Under state statutes, […]


City Hall will close half hour earlier

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A change is coming to the City of Burlington. Hours for City Hall will change Monday, April 3, with official hours now from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours currently are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Director of Administrative Services Megan Watkins […]


Making new friends

Making new friends

Natasha McAnally (left) finds herself instant friends with Tiny Paws rescue dog Ritchie at the March 11 Burlington Home and Garden Show. The dogs at the show were a hit with many visitors. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Wild winds cause damage

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With sustained winds peaking at about 40 mph and gusts above 60 mph, it was difficult to keep your hat on March 8. A wind warning was issued for last week due to the high wind, and area municipalities felt that wind’s force. Branches were stripped […]


Burlington man accused of attacking his wife

Burlington man accused of attacking his wife

A 45-year-old Burlington man was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with allegedly poisoning his wife and then attempting to strangle her. Darin Tiedt was charged with strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and placing foreign objects in edibles. The first and last charges are both felonies. According […]


BASD – and others – to hold referendum meetings

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District is planning on holding two informational meetings for the public regarding the upcoming referendums – as is a key opponent. The two district meetings are tonight and March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Karcher Middle School library. BASD Superintendent Peter […]


City council notes from March 7

Other topics of discussion at the March 7 City of Burlington Common Council meeting: In the Committee of the Whole meeting, the council discussed deleting an ordinance covering public dances and dance halls. The ordinances, which was written in the 1940s, was last used to issue a permit in 1996 […]


Mayor spearheads drive to assist tornado victims

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Alderman Ruth Dawidziak admittedly couldn’t figure out why Mayor Jeannie Hefty called her out at last week’s Common Council meeting. Until, of course, Hefty explained that she had been working with officials in Ottawa, Ill., to help victims of a tornado that went […]


Davies takes over as Burlington library director

Davies takes over as Burlington library director

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Joe Davies has had just a little bit more than a week to settle into his new job. “I’m pretty brand-new,” said Davies, who started as the Burlington Public Library’s new director last week, replacing long-time director Gayle Falk, who retired last fall. Davies is a […]


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